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11th Leadership Lecture held at TAPMI1 min read

October 13, 2012 2 min read

11th Leadership Lecture held at TAPMI1 min read

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Manipal: A talk on Ethical Leadership and Values in Management based on the Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held on October 12 at T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI).

As a part of TAPMI’s fourth year into leadership seminars, the 11th lecture was given by Shohana Radhakrishna, Eminent Citizen to the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Ravi Chopra, Founder Secretary, Center for Gandhian Vision and Values.

Radhakrishna shared her experiences staying in Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram where she learnt and adopted Gandhi’s virtues. Speaking on the relevance of Gandhian ideologies in the present, she said, “Not many people can talk about Gandhi since generations now do not really understand these ideologies and their relevance. Hence, I embarked on my mission towards spreading the message of Gandhi.” The lecture was followed by a brief interactive session.

When asked about the relevance of Gandhi’s principles in the corporate world, she replied, “Gandhi believed that a successful business requires a good manager who is a blend of efficiency and sincerity. Also, pre-requisites of a good manager include a proper follow up system, patience, confidence and optimism. He should also be a good listener.”

Speaking during the event, Ravi Chopra claimed, “The Gandhian era still exists through his teachings. Many personalities like Barack Obama, Former President Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and even the late Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple use Gandhian principles.”

This function was also attended by Dr. H. Shantaram, Administrative Officer, Academy of General Education, Manipal and Professor Chowdari Prasad, Dean, Branding and Promotions.

 

Sub-edited by Shiv Nair

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